Manipulative  Physiotherapy
Manipulative  Physiotherapy

Manipulative Physiotherapy

This involves gentle stretching for specific spinal joints, using the patient's own muscles to perform the adjustments. The advantages are that they have control over the amount of force used. A rhythmical mobilising technique is also used for both the spine and the peripheral joints (feet, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists.) Improving the mobility of joints both reduces pain and enhances healing. Both these techniques avoid the need to "crack joints" with high speed movements associated with Osteopathy and Chiropractic and research has shown they are equally as effective. (1)